Wholesale businesses are used to dealing with challenges. Inbound freight delays, finding new customers, and retailer price pressure are all common issues faced by wholesale distributors. Continual technology advancements have facilitated a new set of consumer behaviours, and these are increasingly impacting business to business (B2B) trading relationships.
The unexpected presence of sewing needles in pears and strawberries sold across Australia, a few months ago, raised serious concerns. Though criminal investigations confirmed it was a malicious act, for the farmers and retailers involved it raised questions about tracking the food products they supply or sell. This paper explores the topic of traceability and … Read moreTraceability: An imperative for your food supply chain
Haymes Paint required a solution that made their sales team more mobile, accelerated employee performance and enabled the business to leverage the efficiency of cloud-based technology. The transition to a new version of Pronto Xi enabled this and supported the centralisation of data, allowing Haymes Paint to better forecast and understand sales, via built-in Business … Read moreHaymes Paint – Brushing up on mobility, performance and efficiency
Retailers are under pressure to meet customer demands for choice and convenience. This is while they try to increase sales margins and control expenses and cash flow. One of the most important assets that affects all these levers is a retailer’s inventory. This paper explores how retailers can transform inventory management to increase sales revenue.
The retail environment has seen a multitude of changes over the last decade. From the evolution of e-commerce to social media and mobility, there are now many more variables to consider beyond bricks and mortar. This has led retailers to adopt a new ‘omni-channel’ philosophy that gives customers the ability to interact and transact with … Read moreOmni-Channel Retailing and its impact on your retail value chain
As a result of acquisitions, Bunzl Safety had three separate companies, each with a distinct business management solution – creating complexity, inefficiency and higher costs. An organisation-wide upgrade to the latest version of Pronto Xi delivered a single point of truth for business leaders. Sales and customer service teams were also empowered with the information … Read moreBunzl Safety – Harnessing business consolidation to secure efficiency and support growth
Ainsworth Gaming Technology (US) required a robust and scalable solution that aligned with their Australian operations – to support business growth and unique compliance needs. The transition to Pronto Xi has streamlined global processes, simplified complex regulatory compliance – and provided granular reporting and analytics to support strategic decisions.
CEOs are responsible for the difficult choices – and often these choices are thrust upon them by issues that affect the business world at large. Many of these issues will be familiar to readers of this report. Though generally robust and stable, the Australian economy appears to be progressing through a period of uncertainty, buffeted … Read moreRisks and opportunities: The five key concerns of Australian CEOs in 2016
Last year ended not with a bang but with a whimper. Weak international trade and subdued investments affected global growth, bringing it to its slowest pace since 2009. The outlook for 2017 seems slightly brighter, but a number of unknowns loom on the horizon. From unpredictable political leaders to unclear economic policies and unresolved geopolitical … Read moreUncharted Waters: How uncertainty will shape Australian CEOs’ leadership priorities in 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Pronto Software has worked with The CEO Institute to conduct a survey of its members. During The CEO Institute Summit in 2018, more than 250 senior leaders across Australia, from diverse industries shared their feedback about: The most significant trends or challenges they expect their business to face in 2018 … Read moreBusiness takes back control: Australian leaders gear up for growth